By Daily Mail Australia Reporter
Published: 01:14 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 01:14 GMT, 1 March 2020
An elderly man who contracted coronavirus on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan has become the first Australian to die of the killer disease.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship has docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan as infected travelers are quarantined
Reports reveal that 218 passengers on the vessel have tested positive for the coronavirus, including an elderly man from Perth, while more than 3500 passengers and crew are still on board
People in protective clothing headed toward the ship as passengers fear crew who prepare the food on board are responsible for the transferal of the disease
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January 25Three men aged 43, 53, and 35 who had recently travelled to China are confirmed to have contracted the disease. Two flew in from Wuhan while the other arrived in Sydney from Shenzhen, south China. They were treated in isolation at Westmead Hospital
January 27A 21-year-old woman is identified as the fourth person to test positive for the illness in NSW. The woman, a student at UNSW, flew into Sydney International Airport on flight MU749 on January 23 and presented to the emergency department 24 hours later after developing flu-like symptoms.
January 25A Chinese national aged in his 50s becomes the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Australia. The man flew to Melbourne on China Southern flight CZ321 from Wuhan via Guangzhou on January 19. He was quarantined at Monash Hospital in Clayton in Melbourne's east.
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